How do you remove the rear axle shaft on a 97 camaro z28 passenger side. do you remove the four bolts in back of the spool and take it off with a puller or does it have a bolt holding it on behind the rear end cover
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Re: fix rearaxle 97 camaro
It should have a bolt through a pin holding it in place inside the diff cover. Remove the cover, find the small bolt going through the pin, remove the bolt and pin, and push inward on the axle from the hub. The retainer clip should fall, allowing you to pull the axle shaft out.
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Lift and support front end on suitable jack stands preferably on frame. Remove right front cv axle, stub shaft, and seal. You will need to pull the right front brake caliper assembly loose and place to the side. Then remove bolts from shock and upper control arm and hub nut to do this. Next, remove axle lock actuator on passenger side of front axle. Place a drain pan underneath front diff cover and remove cover and drain axle. In the center of differential there will be an 8 mm head bolt holding spider gear cross-shaft. Remove bolt and cross-shaft only! Push inner axle in until clip clears inside of passenger spider gear. Set clip aside and push/pull axle shaft straight out to passenger side.
Put car in neutral, remove wheels, calipers and rotors, diff. cover. rotate carrier until you see wrist pin retaining bolt, remove bolt and slide out the wrist pin out of carrier. Next push axle inward to remove inner axle "C" retainer washer then slide axle out of tube. Then pry off axle seal and with slide hammer w/attachment remove axle bearing.
U have to jack the car up on passenger side. Remove the wheel after placing jack stand under car. Remove the axle nut, tie rod end and the remove the bolt that holds the lower ball joint in place. Then take a pry bar to seperate the ball joint from the spindle. You have to tap the axle out of the hub. Than on the axle shaft near the trans. is some bolts that have to be removed with a specil socket that you may be able to get from auto parts store. Remove the bolts and remove the axle. Reverse the procedure to install.
you need to remove the rear cover from the rear end. raise the rear end off the ground and block the front tires. rotate the rear wheel while in neutral till you see the small bolt usually an 8mm bolt. remove this bolt and rotate slightly to pull the rod out of center its rather large and you should see it as you rotate the tire to line up to remove the small bolt. after removing the big rod push in on the axle shaft from the tire end a retainer clip will fall out then you can pull out the shaft reassemble in reverse order. good luck
if the rear gear box mounts have split off the gear box will jump about,,,,get undr your car and lift the rear of the gear box up to see if its very flopy,,,also check your prop shaft,, the bolts could be loos
To change the rear seal, yo will need to raise and support the rear of the vehicle. Remove the wheels and drums or rotors (depending on drum or disc brakes.) Remove the rear differential cover bolts and the cover (have a drain pan under the differential) You will likely need to turn the driveshaft so the center pin bolt is acessible at the back or the differential. This is a 5/16" (or 8mm) bolt that is on the right (passenger) side of the differential carrier assembly. I recommend a new bolt be installed here on reassembly. Once the retaining bolt is out, slide the center pin out enough to allow the axle shafts to be pushed in toward the center of the diff. to remove the "C" clips that retain the axle shafts in the carrier assembly. Be careful if you happen to pull the center pin all the way out not to allow the carrier assembly (has the ring gear mounted on it) to turn, as this can rotate the spider gears out of alignment causing a headache on reassembly. With the "C" clip removed the axle shaft can be pulled out of the diff. Inspect the bearing area of the shaft for rust, pitting, or scoring. Remove the old seal and carefully install the new one. Reverse proceedures to install. Take care to note the "C" clips and center pin bolt are properly reinstalled. Fill with 2.5 to 3 quarts of rear axle grease for you vehicle.
jack rear end pull wheels & tires brake drums or rotors put truck in neutral pull cover turn drv shaft till you see a 5/16 bolt head or 8mm on right hand side pull bolt out a pin should fall out if not get a hammer & hitt diff in axle once or twice (not the gear the case that gear is attached) remove fallen out pin, push axle shafts in remove a horse shoe retainer from both sides, now pull both axle shafts out, remove the four bolts with caps (warning don't mix caps up) get big pry bar pop diff case out..go to auto zone web sight the have basic help manuals
I cannot see it, but I am guessing that you need to replace your axle seal. To do this,you have to pull your CV shaft out. Remove the tire, remove the caliper from the top of the rotor. Using a hammer on the back, remove the rotor. Take off the spindle (axle) nut, separate the axle (CV shaft) from the hub. Replace seal. It should pop right out. Good luck!
-Remove tire and brake drum
-put drain pan under axle housing
-remove rear axle housing cover (10 or 12 bolts)
-turn gear untiil the bolt for cross shaft shows and remov e the bolt
-remove the cross shaft.
-push axle in until you can remove "U" clip from axle and axle will pull out,
Remove seal, you need a pulller to remove axle brg.